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asked them to send out messages to the world about the horror of the use of nuclear weapons. only those with firsthand experience can convey this. japan will coordinate with other countries and civil society to promote education on disarmament and non-proliferation issues. last december, demand -- japan's amended renewed determination toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons which was adopted in the general assembly with the united states as a co- sponsor for the first time. japan is determined to continue its efforts to strengthen the trend of broadening support for the resolution in the international community. steady implementation of the agreement of the conference in may is essential. japan and australia have coasted foreign ministers meeting on nuclear disarmament and non-poor operation on the opening of a new general assembly session. we have launched a new group dedicated to working toward a world without nuclear weapons. we intend to deep in discussions on reducing the role and a number of nuclear weapons and the world. -- in the world. i must make reference to the democ
on for a time frame, even though the dispersant used was pre authorized, the issue that seemed to be elevated to a national response team in washington at some point, a decision was made that the epa should play a more active role, then call for. on may 20, and you advised bp to reduce the application of dispersant and provide the availability of less toxic dispersants. please help us understand your concerns and the process you went through in conjunction with the other federal agencies. the epa had more of a commanding role than anticipated than in the area contingency plan. is there some recommendation you can provide to us about what kind of guideline that we might recommend that would elevate the decision making to more routine decisions of these dispersants to these extraordinary kinds of decisions? >> thanks. i will probably end where you ended. there is a need for those kinds of guidelines. every day you make the decisions that are before you. over time, one of the things i discussed often is duke are not only looking at the decision before you that today, but also at the response. fr
, 2010. >>> well, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the first major hurricane to approach the east coast this season. hurricane earl is now centered east of cape hatteras on north carolina's outer banks. earl has weakened to a category 2 hurricane with peak winds just over 100 miles per hour. earl's projected path takes it up the east coast with its eye staying offshore. karen brown has more now from kill devil hills, north carolina. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. it is so intense here. we were down on the dunes you see behind me. we had to come back up because you can't see down there. our equipment is all wet. really, it is wind at 105 miles an hour with 100-foot waves offshore. they evacuated 125,000 people from the outer banks and they're hunkered down, waiting for the worst to be over. in income fk overnight, earl delivered a stinging blow. >> just the power. it's absolutely phenomenal. >> reporter: high winds, heavy rain and pounding surf battered the outer banks. the system appears to be losin
news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight, four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual delays as
. bill karins tracking this storm very closely for us and how does it look right snow. >> the storm weakened from a category 4 to a 3. looks like we're going through another burst of intensification. you can see it right there. a clearing of an eye and that is usually the storm is tightening itself up and the winds will increase slightly during the day today. warm water out ahead of it and we do not expect much more weakening by the time it gets out towards north carolina. the hurricane hunter aircraft is just on its way in. now the next storm, the next hurricane hunter aircraft will be in there probably another three hours from now. until then we'll have to look and get estimates on the satellite of how strong earl is. the wind field 125 mi-mile-per-r winds. as we go into friday, our computer models, we have been watching these closely. when you see the pink line to the right, that would be a hard-glancing blow. the line all the way to the left in the blue would be huge problems. we'll end up with something in the middle and that's what the hurricane forecast is as of now. cat 3 to
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> talk about a big storm. this is a really big storm. it is the size of california. >> yes. >> that's how big earl is. at 1997 on the west coast, all eyes are on earl. it brought rain and dangerous wind gusts as it brushes up the eastern seaboard. >> at this hour earl is centered east of ocean city, maryland. top winds now at 105 miles an hour. it is moving north at this point towards long island and towards cape cod and all those areas are bracing for the impact. >> we have reporters up and down the east coast this morning from north carolina to massachusetts. and we start with cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella in kill devil hills, north carolina, where they have been feeling earl ought night long. good morning, kelly. >> hours, yes, good morning, harry. for hours and hours and hours and as you can see here, the strong winds and heavy rains are still coming in waves here along north carolina's outer banks. this after a long nerve-racking night as earl brushed up along the coast. hurricane earl battered north carolina's coast with s
? >> luckily, we have cut the barnicle with some chris jansing and mr. dan senor is with us and margaret carlson, bloomberg news political columnist and washington editor of the week, good to have you with us. >> good to be with you. >> dan, you were in iraq within weeks of the invasion. >> vi day as you said to me earlier. i was underwhelmed by the speech. i thought it was lacking any context about where we go from here. i think the elephant in the room for many iraqis, and for many men and women in our military is will we go back? will we ever have to go back? how do we prevent ever going back? saying we're leaving and the end of it doesn't seem like sufficient. i think there are two scenarios for iraq. one is that it basically shrinks and becomes a glorified province of iran and gets swallowed up by iran or, two, we abandon the iraqis so much and they feel so alone that the only way they can defend themselves is they built an army of saddam proportions something of one former general said to me, a military that not only can play home games but can play away games, too. that is destabi
from saying "i do." >> it will always be memorable, that's for sure. it's given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> reporter: lasting memories of each other and their special day, shared with a hurricane. earl wreaked havoc all along the eastern seaboard, beginning with the north carolina outer banks overnight. the eye of the storm staying far offshore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful waves and rip currents created dangerous conditions at area beaches. >> obviously the surf has come up a lot. there's definitely riptide out there and we're starting to see a lot of beach erosion. >> reporter: and now that earl has arrived in new england, the question, how much damage will he leave behind. michelle franzen, nbc news, chatham, massachusetts. >> for more on earl's impact on the beaches in our area, chuck bell is in the stormcenter with more. hi, chuck. >> hey there, doreen. yes, indeed, it's very good news for people with interests in martha's vineyard, nantucket and cape cod. the storm has now bee
holt. the two of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc
hurricane faced by this region since 1991. and linsey davis has been on cape cod to tell us how they're preparing. >> reporter: good evening, diane. what a beautiful day it's been here today. and that's exactly why officials are essentially saying to people on cape cod, look, if you plan on leaving any time soon, today is the day to do it. the concern is that the weather and water conditions will only continue to go downhill. now, we actually got a chance to get out on the water today, and that's where you can really start to see earl's effects. normally, we're talking about two to four-foot waves. right now, they're almost twice that and we're expecting at least 20-foot waves by tomorrow night. when earl hits. now, many tourists, of course, hit the beach today, but they were not allowed to go swimming if they were on the ocean side of the beach. all of the beaches here are expected to be closed tomorrow.r and diane, the fear is that the water will simply be too rough and dangerous. >> okay, linsey, thanks to you. and our entire team will be standing by on the gulf -- on the coast, a
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.j., who will be taking over for us now. i got that in because i can hear you today. >> oh. that's great. improvement over yesterday. apparently the audio people were -- tack off on their vacation early. ali, looking forward to having you back here in atlanta. you enjoy your weekend. >> have a good one. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes sitting in for krya phillips. we are talking about earl. this thing is still a massive storm. not as massive yesterday. it smacked the outer banks of north carolina now. cape cod could now be the next target. we have team coverage for you right here. let you know what this storm could possibly do to your holiday weekend as well. also, scary moment in miami. the airport had to be shut down for a bit. parts of it at least because of a pipe bomb scare. shut the airport down. we just got the new numbers. jobless rate went up when the month of august. there's still more to dissect in the new jobs numbers and will certainly do that for you right here. let's start with earl. it is east-northeast of north carolina's outer banks now. it is now a category 2 stor
from greece. >> oh, gosh! yes, that's us. >>> good morning. it's wednesday, september 8th. welcome to "morning joe." you're here and awake. that's good. hi, willie. >> i'm here. >> asking for too much. >> mike barnicle, and msnbc chief washington correspondent norah o'donnell, who is co-author of a new cookbook! it's called "baby love healthy easy delicious meals for your mom and toddler." there are meals in there for mom and dad and it's really healthy. if you're lucky, i will feed you a little goop this morning. you need to get the recipes out of this. it's good. >> i don't need a recipe. i get a snickers bar to my 2-year-old and he washes it down with a box of doughnuts. >> easy and beautiful. i'm sorry. what were you saying? were you talking? >> i give jack a snickers bar. i find it gives that 2-year-old the extra push he needs to get over like. >> preschool or whatever it is. >> have a munchkin! >> this book is so basic. perhaps even you could understand it and yet you make really good high-end food for your baby. >> her book is like number 10 on amazon of baby cookbooks. >> i
come up. we talk about that sort of thing. that tells us it may be loosening its grip. not so fast though. it is at its closest point to the united states or the north carolina coast right here. this is cape hatteras. only about 85 miles to the east southeast of cape raths. it is on a trek moving toward the north northeast and we know in the next 24, possibly 36 hours, it will start to make that turn more toward the northeast. it is moving fairly rapidly. so that is good news about this system. it is not lingering. we still have overwash, power outages, beach erosion and damages. we're coming back at the bottom of the hour. "ac 360" begins right now. >>> thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us. the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night. strong enough to do some damage. close enough to be felt on the outer banks of north carolina. you can see by the surf, 12 feet and rising, according to local reports. the area alr
of the storm, dodged a bullet is what she said to us this morning. no lives lost and what seems to be only minimal damage, obviously as you can see from here, some flooding. the main road was flooded for a couple miles because of a reverse storm surge. while the threat is over in north carolina, they are boarding up in new york, especially on long island. the eastern tip of it, officials in east hampton and other parts of long island are warning beach-goers that waves could reach as high as ten feet. so they say it is best to stay away from the water until the storm passes. in massachusetts, people are also getting prepared as earl approaches. while it's expected to remain off shore, it could still bring heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. forecasters have reduced the hurricane warning area for parts of the state. our coverage of hurricane earl continues with brianna keilar, live in ocean city, maryland. reynolds wolf tracking the laftest on the storm. brianna, you are at ocean city. we have been watching and talking to you since early this morning. i'm -- there you are. there is
a message to radical islam. >> it is time for us to stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with or policies. -- with our policies. >> reporter: the vatican is calling this outrageous. the u.s. leaders say burning it could insight attacks -- incite attacks on american troops. hillary clinton says it goes against america's religious freedom. >> it goes against religious and political leadership. >> reporter: the church where jones preaches is tiny, only 50 people in the entire congregation. but he's getting plenty of attention. and some worry he's creating a big safety risk. >> we have a big football game coming in. all of these people. you're going to have all of these fanatics running around. you just don't know what is going to happen. >> jones is carrying a gun. he is also arming himself with a copy of the constitution which protects his right to free speech. >> the local gainesville fire department has turned down -- his application for a burn permit. but his lawyer says he is still within his rights to do this. >>> denise has more from the long-awaited report
something later today and tomorrow . impact us posentially. this flair up could have pulled off north. that is earl moving around bang lor at this point . within a couple of four or five hours it is done for us . we will be done for earl. that is good news. we'll have complete sunshine much of the eastern sea board and so planning your labor day weekend, behind the storm things are looking beautiful. stay out of the water to let the rip currents go away. tomorrow things will be great. >> a state of emergency declared in new zealand christchurch. a second earthquake hit there this morning. a lot of people are trapped. happens of buildings are collapse power is out to thousands of people and many of the roads are broken up. also in new zealand a skydiving trip turns deadly. nine people were killed including four tourist from ireland, england and germany. it took off east of christchurch where the big earthquake took place. >> big equipment switch on the blown out well in the gulf. bp replaced the well head with a working one. it is expected to reach the water today. blow out preventer i
storm. look how close it is to the u.s. and if that doesn't worry you, it should. you know, i don't want to scare everybody, but you really need to know what you're going to be doing if you've got a hurricane on your doorstep. millions of people are going to feel this storm and here in the northeast we're just not used to major hurricanes coming our way. here is the path -- oh, it's been just updated, thank you brandon, our wonderful pouser, 140-mile per hour winds, this is the latest track, category four, comes down to a three on friday, but looking very close to the outer banks, and then as we head friday overnight into saturday, looking like almost a direct hit here, to cape cod, the islands, then off to nova scotia, and newfoundland on saturday. all right, let's take a look, here's our future radar just to show you what this storm is going to look like in the next 24 hours. there's thursday night, 9:00 p.m., coming very close to the outer banks. let's go further out in time, 3:00 a.m. friday, just off shore, there's the eye, and then heading friday, 6:00 a.m., very well defined hurri
england. the outer banks, they see a ton of storms. huge storms all the time. the trees and buildings used to it. eastern new england, the leaves are still on the trees and may do more damage out there on the cape. waiting for tonight to see how that plays out. radar, of the storm, ron in the last rain band from the storm and probably in sunshine in an hour or two. winds in delaware and maryland, no big deal. wildwood to atlantic city, gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. so really the mid-atlantic not an issue. as the storm heads northwards, notice cape cod far to the east there. that's why it's going to see the stronger winds. rain showers moving up into new england and long island. you have to be out there on the end of long island to be hit by the storm. as far as the stormwise, a different view. hurricane warnings for cape cod. large waves are now arriving and that forecast path brings the storm closest to eastern new england right around 10:00 p.m. tonight for the reporters blowing in the breeze out there. i think we have escaped this one. it is underachieved. >> all right. bill karins,
after a startling health scare. why he says dumb luck may have saved his life. he's here to talk with us about it for the first time. >>> and a nightmare spectacle for tourists in las vegas. the trainer let his guard down and the lion lunged. all caught on tape. >>> good morning, everyone. and we're just days away now from the anniversary, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. and the imam in charge of that islamic center proposal is speaking out this morning writing in "the new york times" that americans should not, quote, back away from completing the project. as you know, that florida pastor is not backing down on his plan to burn the koran, and world leaders are really speaking out, everyone from hillary clinton to the pope condemning his plan. in just a few minutes, our exclusive interview with new york mayor mike bloomberg, and he gives us the personal reason he's defending the plan to the build the center. >> he's been outspoken on this issue. >>> we'll also get exclusive reaction from the top republican in the house. that's john boehner. he could be the man to replace speaker of the hou
friends. "ac 360" and anderson cooper is next. >>> larry, thank you very much. thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us, the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night. strong enough to do some damage. close enough to be felt on the outer banks of north carolina. you can see by the surf, 12 feet and rising, according to local reports. the area already under evacuation orders. local station wact reporting that authorities are using a reverse 911 system, calling local homes, warning anyone who answers to leave. covering it all for us, chad myers tracking the storm, rob marciano in kill devil hills, north carolina, and also tonight on cape cod where the storm is expected tomorrow, susan candiotti. a lot of plans for this labor day weekend could be upset. chad myers, where is it? how bad is it? >> it is off the coast of north carolina. it would be almost due east of what we would call morehead city or just a little to the sou
movement. join us at triscuit.com/homefarming. with listerine® whitening plus restoring rinse. it's the only listerine® that gets teeth two shades whiter. and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual action listerine® whitening® rinse. building whiter, stronger teeth. >>> tracking earl. the one-time hurricane leaves parts of the northeast powerless and under water. the danger now, beach erosion and rip currents. >>> a strong earthquake levels parts of new zealand. threes a good side to the story, even miraculous you might say. >>> new jobs numbers. why some say there is a silver lining, but when will companies really start to hire? >>> if you've seen and heard enough about the white house party crasher, just wait. she's planning to bare it all in playboy. good morning. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. to the relief of many, tropical storm earl has moved away from the massachusetts coast this morning. earl unleashed rain and wind last night on cape cod, nantucket and martha's vineyard. not as intense as many anticipated. right now that storm is ability 160 miles
will join us. andrew ross sorkin, and eugene robinson, all coming up today on "morning joe." good lineup. >> we've got a very good lineup and a lot to get to. >> we'll start with the news. with the midterm elections fast approaching, president obama rolling out new finishives to boost the economy. and tomorrow in cleveland, the president will reportedly propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners to invest in research and development. also on the table a plan to allow companies to write off 100% of their investments in new plants and equipment through the end of next year. yesterday in milwaukee, the president announced a proposal to invest in new roads and railways. the $50 initiative is a six-year plan that would create a government-run bank to finance transportation projects. the white house says it would create jobs by improving and expanding $150,000 miles of the nation's roads, 4,000 miles of railways, and 150 miles of airport runways. although president obama says the plan will be fully paid for, and will not add to the deficit, republican leaders like john bo
? >> they have the day off. only reason you're sitting there, my man! >> that's why! >> mike barnicle is with us and so is chris jansing, luckily, to save us from all of this. john heilemann of "new york" magazine and coourge of the juggernaut, that is "game change." isn't that fair to say? >> yeah, it is. >> fascinating. >> i like that "vanity fair" piece that willie keeps calling thick. >> i described it that way when i gave it as a present but nobody described it to me like that when they gave it back. >> mort zuckerman sw us. >> mort is mad at me because i'm going to steal money from him playing poker tonight. >> is this a weekly game you guys have some. >> every couple of weeks. >> every couple of weeks. i cry in between. >> do either of you ever win? >> mort never wins. >> never. >> i have been known to win on occasion. very sporadic occasion. >> is it wise to bet against, say, a mort zuckerman of the world who can sort of push those chips in the middle of the table without much concern for the implications of that move? >> mort does not have a poker face, let's put it that way! >>> we nee
and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i don't know if you've seen the video from cape hatteras but they are getting battered pretty good down there. and expecting more of the same heading this way to mid to late morning in ocean city. i want to sh
by this storm as it passed through here overnight where or when or while many of us slept. >> did you call your college-age son in halifax to get a weather update? >> no, i'm going to give him a shout. like we discussed earlier, he is of college age. there really is no point me calling him at this time of morning because i'm not going to get anything that makes sense out of him anyway. i did talk to actually the canadian national weather service, essentially they've been saying to people, look, before you venture out, take a look out the window at the weather. that's their idea of a warning tlup because they get all kinds of storms and they're very used to it up there. what the heck? they're hearty canadians up there. >> pretty good advice any way you look at it. we'll get more from you later kevin. >> see you, earl. >> see yeah. >>> we have the latest on where tropical storm earl is headed. for that we go to meteorologist bill karins. good morning to you. >> good saturday morning to you. earl just brushed nantucket passing safely about 100 miles off the coast. that meant only winds around 40 t
they wanted us to proceed. they asked us to keep him on the phone and keep him talking. the lunch hours was just ending when the gunman walk under to the discovery channel headquarters just outside of washington waving a handgun and ordering everyone in the lobby to stay still. we now know the suspect was james jay lee whose long list of demands included a change in discovery channel programming. as word of the hostage situation spread, nbc news producer called discovery channel general number. suddenly lee himself picked up the phone. >> no one has been shot. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it i'll explode. >> reporter: decided against reporting the conversation until the situation was over. while lee held three hostages at gunpoint most of the building's 1,900 employees were told to evacuate and did. including all the children in a day care center on the first floor. >> someone came to me, came to me and said, don't go into the lobby. there's some action goin
power. let's head to new jersey where mike tiabbi is standing by for us. what's the latest out there? >> reporter: the latest is that it looks like a nice kind of oily weather, but late afternoon. near miss, glancing blow, dodging a bullet, any of them work for the jersey shore, because while they were prepared for the worst, and a category 4 hurricane would have been the worst, it certainly wasn't the worse. it didn't even deliver the tropical storm winds you were talking about, it was about 40 miles an hour. it's just about high tide right now, as you look behind me, you can see the surge of the surf coming up on the beach further than it normally does, you see people walking out there, but there's really even been very little rain here, very little flooding obviously with very little rain and no worries at this point that the rain would cause any damage whatsoever. and some people have been ignoring those warnings about rip currents, the coast guard has just suspended the search for one man who disappeared off delmar just a little while ago and they recover the body of a man who d
us in clarifying some of that. we'll stay on top of it. an anne, can you clarify the difference between this being an oil rig and an oil platform. >> reporter: i wish i could. but i cannot. the good news is obviously fewer people were on this platform than on the deepwater horizon where you remember over 100 were on board when it exploded. we know there's a smaller human element to this. the question is what is the environmental danger from this fire? it's just too early to know. >> i understand there's an update now about the deepwater horizon well as well. >> yes. bp through its twitter counacco put out it resumed trying to move the capping stack on top of the macondo well that caused all the problems in the deepwater horizon. it's the first in a multi-step process. the enterprise will try to lift up the capping stack. then the q-4,000 will go on and latch onto the blowout preventer. the blowout preventer failed to work on that rig. it's a key piece of evidence in the criminal investigation as to what happened on april 20th. once the seas are calm, and they need seas of three
state. happy labor day weekend, it will be for north carolina. >> ron mott joins us from kill devil hills, ron, how is it looking out there. >> reporter: from a category 4 to a category 1. i can see just to our south here that there are some blue skies headed our way, and by about 3:00 or 4:00 eastern time, we're expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures rising rapidly back into the 90s here, it's going to be a great weather weekend for the labor day holiday. in fact the evacuation orders that have been put into effect have been lifted here in dare county, so people who have gone just inland will come back here to finish up their holiday weekends. this is how you want to van aftermath of a storm. this is one of the few storms i have ever covered that you can't see a single tree what was felled by the storm winds. about 2:00 or 3:00 this morning, the wind was whipping up pretty good. it's just one mile an hour below hurricane status. >> so, ron, up further north from where you are, new jersey has ordered swimmers out of the water, are you seeing anybody who's daring to get near t
. it will become a area of low pressure. and it leaves us, alex, with a gorgeous weekend. much of the country is fantastic. and it feels like fall today. can you believe it's only going to be 67 degrees for a high in chicago to the great lakes. the eastern seaboard, that cool airheads your way as you go through sunday. tomorrow in boston, it's only around 73. notice the heat though continues in the west. by the time labor day, not many troubles in the forecast. it is really calm, nice. some areas are warm and cool. not a lot of rain out there. everyone can enjoy the long weekend. >> i haven't seen the last of earl. >> we had enough. >> all right. >> you're right. i'm sure it will be hot again. >> okay. bill karins, thank you. >> we'll have more coverage. we'll continue to track the fallout from this. officials in new zealand are assessing the damage after a faithor earthquake rocked the country's second largest city. it was he is south island just west of christ church. new zealand's prime minister says it will be months before the full extent of the damage is known. nbc's nina desanto has mo
downgraded to a category 1 storm. nbc's michelle franzen joins us now live from chatham, massachusetts. what is the scene like there? >> certainly, the preparation the last two days, preparing for the worst what could have been a direct hit, shaping up to be a direct hit from hurricane earl here on cape cod that is not shaping up to be the case at this hour. however, still a significant storm, as bill just mentioned a got category 1 significant winds and nantucketed expected to still take the brunt of hurricane earl. right now though, very calm, in the bay, a protected area of chatham here. there are still some people out on the beach here, taking stock of this calm weather before the storm rolls n we have had had a shower just a short time ago of the outer bands of this storm but certainly a lot of people were preparing, boarding up their houses, moving boats to safer areas and also just stocking up. >> just got some water and mostly dry goods just in case refridge rater is down. >>> it is chaos, utter, utter kay, i don't we were just in there standing in line for literally 20 minutes. peop
for bringing us up to date there. swimmers ordered out of the water because of a dangerous riptide on this very important labor day weekend. many delayed plans or just took off early. cape may, new jersey, declared a state of emergency and the communications director for cape may, when's the big concern? why the state of emergency? >> contessa, the state of emergency has just been lifted. >> okay. >> it was not a state of emergency. it was an emergency proclamation signed late yesterday afternoon that enabled the local municipalities and the county to take the extra preparedness steps that needed to be taken. looking at the path of earl yesterday. but the emergency proclamation has been lifted. here at the jersey shore, the concern is for the rough surf and rip currents. again, with the waves out at eight to 12 feet, that's what the concern is right now. there's very little rain. we are experiencing some winds, sustained winds at 30 to 40 miles per hour, gusts to 50 miles per hour. basically earl spared us here at the jersey shore. >> have there been problems with swimmers needing to be rescued
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